02:43 AM EDT 11/19/2015
Emotional Martin Sheen Applauds Son Charlie Sheen's Courage for HIV Announcement: 'It Was the Most Difficult Thing He'd Ever Done'
Originally posted 11/18/2015 11:00AM
Martin Sheen is speaking out for the first time since his son Charlie Sheen revealed that he is HIV-positive.
Originally posted 09/26/2015 01:00AM
Pope Francis had quite a star-studded lineup of opening acts prior to his Mass at Madison Square Garden.
Originally posted 11/16/2015 02:45PM
Born Carlos Irwin Estevez, the man now best known as Charlie Sheen adopted the surname of his famous actor dad, Martin Sheen, and went on to become a celebrated actor in his own right. (Show business, after all, is a Sheen-Estevez family tradition.)
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Men at Work with the Complete History of Sheen-Estevez Family Collaborations
Originally posted 08/24/2015 03:55PM
In 1990, both Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez were riding high in Hollywood. Sheen counted among his recent successes Major League and Wall Street, while Estevez had Stakeout. Producers hoped that the brothers' combined marquee value would make Men at Work a success.
Originally posted 05/26/2015 08:15AM
Martin Sheen has admitted that he felt helpless during his son Charlie Sheen's public meltdown in 2011, which led to the actor being fired from his hit TV series Two and a Half Men.
"What he was going through at that time, we were powerless to do much," the Grace and Frankie actor told the Radio Times. "Except to pray for him and lift him up."
Originally posted 04/09/2015 03:10PM
But that's exactly what happens in Netflix's new series Grace and Frankie, which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) can't deny their love any longer. So they ditch their wives to marry each other instead.
Originally posted 07/03/2012 01:30PM
Let's settle the debate. Did we need a Spidey reboot five years after his last outing? Nope. This Spider-Man's solid script and capable effects simply aren't vibrant enough to warrant rehashing high-school shutterbug Peter Parker's life-altering spider bite. The performances, though – now those are extraordinary.
Start with the supporting cast. For gravitas, Martin Sheen and Sally Field play parental figures Uncle Ben and Aunt May, with Sheen giving Ben the fiery righteousness needed to orient Peter's moral compass in darker days.
Rhys Ifans adds nuanced edge as mad scientist Curt Connors, while Dennis Leary stiffens his spine as police captain George Stacy, out to nab a certain web-slinging vigilante.
Originally posted 03/21/2011 08:00AM
Martin Sheen understands the "hell" son Charlie Sheen is going through.
He believes that Charlie, despite being 45, is still "emotionally" a child. "Because when you're addicted, you don't grow emotionally. So. when you get clean and sober you're starting at the moment you started using drugs or alcohol," the actor tells the U.K's Telegraph magazine. "You're emotionally crippled."
Sheen, 70, has been through similar difficulties, he concedes: "I know what hell he's living in. I've had psychotic episodes in public. One of them was on camera – the opening scene of Apocalypse Now. ... I know what Charlie is going through. And when you do something like that, that is out of control, that's the most difficult thing. You have to have courage."
Originally posted 02/23/2011 02:50PM
Charlie Sheen has had a tumultuous year to say the least – but his father, legendary actor Martin Sheen, says he's making progress.
"He's doing well," the elder Sheen tells the U.K.'s Sky News of Charlie, 45. "We pray for him. If he had cancer, how would you treat him?"
"This disease of addiction is a form of cancer," Martin adds. "You have to have an equal measure of concern and love and lift him up."
Originally posted 10/08/2008 04:10PM
Move over Barack Obama and John McCain, there's a new presidential nominee in the running – "fake" nominee that is.
Paris Hilton, in her latest FunnyorDie video clip, confers with "one of the greatest fake presidents," Martin Sheen, who played President Bartlet on The West Wing, as she herself runs for "fake president."
While the two sit in a kitchen discussing politics, Hilton admits to Sheen that "running for fake president is a little daunting."
So what about the issues, Paris? "I plan to bring a fake balance approach to these real problems. For example, Fo-Po," she says.
A puzzled Sheen asks, "What is Fo-Po?"
"Foreign Policy, silly!" Hilton exclaims, before Sheen responds: "Of course BF! I should have known that one."
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